£200,000 overtime bill
Stirling Council’s waste service is now £700,000 in the red, including at least £210,000 in overtime payments to binmen.
Almost £500,000 is said to have been spent on broader staffing costs.
The council’s finance and economy committee heard the service was projecting a £700,000 deficit for this financial year, made up partly of extra employee costs of £472,000.
It also includes additional vehicle hire costs of £75,000 as a one-off from moving to the new collection service.
Other pressures were said to be loss of paper recycling income of £64,000 because of a decline in the market, along with higher than expected disposal costs from contract rates and residual site waste clearance costs.
This week the council confirmed the £700,000 overspend, which is an increase of £206,000 since June, when it was reported as £494,000 in the red.
A spokesperson said: “The council’s waste service delivery has improved this year and our high bin
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